I possibly just avoided being assaulted
Ladies, this happened in the last hour. I'll be as detailed as possible.
I like to work out at night because that's when my gym isn't busy. It's 24 hours 365 which is convenient. It's also only about 4 blocks away from my house and I always walk there and back.
Today, I left the gym at about 12:30 am (it's about 1:10 now). When I walked out, there was a guy leaning against a cab. I didn't like the way he looked at me. I can't even describe it, it was just a look and I got a feeling like a punch to the gut. I immediately took my ipod ear buds out of my ears and wrapped the wire around my neck. I looked behind me and the guy was still looking at me. Half a block down and he is following me. I turned the corner and looked back and he was still following me.
I was hit with an intense desire to run. I turned back around and as soon as I turned around and headed back to the enterance of the gym he walks into the street, still looking at me. I went back into my gym and told the guy at the desk what happened. He immediately went out the door to look. He came back and said no one was out there. That ass face must have run. I asked the guy if I could hang out for like 5 min and he said of course.
I sat in the cafe area and the feeling didn't leave. There was no way I would be walking home. I asked the guy if I could use the phone to call my dad to come pick me up, he said yes. I called the house, my mom answered, I told her what happened and she said my dad was on his way. My dad shows up, I go home.
I am alright but I'm sitting here and I'm mad. I am really mad and I just want to cry. I don't know what that guy intended but I know I just avoided something. I don't know what. Did he intend to rob me? Rape me? I don't know. I just don't like feeling like a target.
Wondering what I was wearing? Gym shoes, yoga pants and a really big wool coat. So sexy. I know.
Ladies, always listen to your gut. If it doesn't feel right, get out of there. Don't worry about being irrational or looking like a crazy person. Just listen.
Carpy, That book you recommended, The Gift of Fear, I'm going to buy it and read it now.